Saturday, April 24, 2010
The Immaculate Birth of Queen Hatshepsut
In ancient Egypt it was common understanding that Pharaohs born to the throne were incarnations of the sun god. Like the Dalai Lama tradition of Tibet (and the oldest traditions of sovereignty in Britain, China, Japan, Mexico, South America, etc.) the ancient Pharaohs were Masters that were both secular rulers of the kingdom and religious leaders of the priesthood.
It is written that Queen (and Pharaoh) Hatshepsut was an example of this tradition.
The sun god, Amun, is even said to have described his immaculately born daughter of the virgin queen Ahmose Nefertari in his own words: "Her perfume blends with the perfume of the Land of Punt. Gold covers all her skin; she glitters like a star in the hall of Egypt's celebrations; she will rule Egypt and lead all humans."
Pharaoh Hatshepsut making an offering to Horus.
Hatshepsut's nephew and stepson, Tuthmose III, was in line for the throne of Egypt, but he was still young, and so Hatshepsut, starting out as regent, took over.
She ordered expeditions to the land of Punt and had a temple built in the Valley of the Kings. After her death her name was erased and her tomb destroyed. The mummy of Hatshepsut may have been found out of place in KV 60.
Within the great temple of Luxor is illustrated the drama of the annunciation, conception and birth of Amenhotep (Amenophis in Greek) III the magnificent, a Pharaoh credited with bringing Egypt to its highest power in ancient times through great diplomatic and economic achievements.
The first scene depicts the god Thoth in the act of hailing the virgin queen Mut-em-ua, announcing to her that she is to give birth to a daughter.
In the second scene the god Kneph (assisted by Hathor, the Sacred Cow) mystically impregnates the queen by holding an Ankh cross (a symbol of Alchemy) to her mouth.
As explained in an academic text, "This is the Holy Ghost, or Spirit that causes conception" (Natural Geneses. Massey, Vol. II). In the final scene the child is enthroned, receiving homage from the gods and gifts from men.
When a calf was discovered to possess certain auspicious marks (is black, and has on his forehead a three-cornered white spot, and the likeness of an eagle on his back; the hairs of the tail are double, and a knot under the tongue) then it was paraded through the city with great ceremony as an incarnation of the god Apis.
Herodotus writes “By what the Egyptians say, the cow is made pregnant by a light from heaven, and thereafter gives birth to Apis.” This immaculate conception was revered as the god himself.
Plutarch concurs that the “Apis was a fair and beautiful image of the soul of Osiris.” A most ancient and powerful symbol of the Divine Mother is the Sacred Cow (Hathor-Isis).
Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect. - Mathew 5:48
THE IMMACULATE BORN APIS BULL AND SUPPLICANT
The Twice-Born (i.e. Horus) are children of the Sacred Cow. And, as Plutarch asserts, the Divine Father of these Kabirs, or Divine Calves, is the Sacred Bull (Apis-Osiris) called “the lord of life forever.”
One who does not understand the esoteric symbols of this exoteric practice would likely pass it off as absurd and not recognize that it contains the very same drama of immaculate conception as the births of many world Messiahs.
The Divine Mother is immaculately fecundated by the Sacred Fire of the Holy Spirit and conceives a Divine Child. It is of interest to note that during his twenty-fifth year (2+5=7) the Apis Bull was drowned in a holy spring after which he was associated with Osiris, the dying and resurrecting god.
One is reminded that the drama of the Bodhisattva is to be born again (by incarnating the Father, Chesed = 7 Triumph) via the same (sexual) waters by which he must die (egotistically) in order to resurrect in perfection. In the words of the
Virgin Births: Immaculate conception.
There are several examples of the myth of immaculate conception in religious literature:
Egypt - Luxor temple. Representation of Queen Hatshepsut.
Adonis - Babylonian god born of the virgin Ishtar.
Zoaraster - Born of a virgin 1500-1200 BC
Krishna - Born of the virgin Devaki around 1200 BC.
Indra - Born of a virgin in Tibet around 700 BC.
Buddha - Born of the virgin Maya around 600 BC.
Mithra - Born of a virgin in a stable on 25 December around 600 BC.
Dionysus - Greek god, born of a virgin in a stable, also turned water into wine.
Attis - Born of the virgin Nama in Phrygia around 200 BC.
Quirrnus - An early Roman saviour, born of a virgin.
Christ - From the virgin Mary in Bethlehem.